disaffected

  1. discontented as toward authority

    Synonyms : ill-affected, malcontent, rebellious

derive

  1. reason by deduction; establish by deduction

    Synonyms : deduce, deduct, infer
    Type Of : conclude, reason out, reason
  2. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

    Synonyms : come, descend
  3. develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

    Synonyms : educe
    Type Of : create, make
  4. obtain

    Synonyms : gain
    Type Of : obtain
    Examples :
    • derive pleasure from one's garden
  5. come from

    Type Of : evolve
    Examples :
    • The present name derives from an older form

denote

  1. have as a meaning

    Synonyms : refer
    Type Of : stand for, mean, intend, signify
    Examples :
    • `multi-' denotes `many'
  2. make known; make an announcement

    Synonyms : announce
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • She denoted her feelings clearly
  3. be a sign or indication of

    Type Of : designate, denominate
    Examples :
    • Her smile denoted that she agreed

dictatorial

  1. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

    Synonyms : authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical
    Examples :
    • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
  2. expecting unquestioning obedience

    Synonyms : authoritarian, overbearing
  3. of or characteristic of a dictator

    Examples :
    • dictatorial powers

decorous

  1. according with custom or propriety

    Synonyms : becoming, comely, comme il faut, seemly
  2. characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

    Antonyms : indecorous
    Examples :
    • the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme

donate

  1. give to a charity or good cause

    Type Of : gift, give, present
    Examples :
    • I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake
    • donate money to the orphanage
    • She donates to her favorite charity every month

divine

  1. emanating from God

    Synonyms : godly
    Examples :
    • divine judgment
    • divine guidance
  2. appropriate to or befitting a god

    Synonyms : godlike
    Examples :
    • the divine strength of Achilles
  3. being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods

    Synonyms : elysian, inspired
    Examples :
    • her pies were simply divine
    • the divine Shakespeare
  4. a clergyman or other person in religious orders

    Synonyms : churchman, cleric, ecclesiastic
    Type Of : clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
  5. resulting from divine providence

    Synonyms : providential
  6. being or having the nature of a god

    Synonyms : godlike
    Examples :
    • the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers
    • the divine will
    • the divine capacity for love
  7. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

    Synonyms : almighty, creator, god almighty, godhead, jehovah, lord, maker
  8. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity

    Examples :
    • divine worship
    • divine liturgy
  9. perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
  10. search by divining, as if with a rod

    Type Of : seek, search, look for
    Examples :
    • He claimed he could divine underground water

denizen

  1. a person who inhabits a particular place

    Synonyms : dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant
    Type Of : person, soul, mortal, individual, someone, somebody
  2. a plant or animal naturalized in a region

    Type Of : organism, being
    Examples :
    • denizens of field and forest
    • denizens of the deep

discountenance

  1. look with disfavor on

    Type Of : shame
    Examples :
    • The republic soon discountenanced its few friends
  2. show disapproval by discouraging

    Type Of : disapprove
    Examples :
    • any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced

dissident

  1. a person who dissents from some established policy

    Synonyms : contestant, dissenter, objector, protester
    Type Of : person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul
  2. disagreeing, especially with a majority

    Synonyms : dissentient, dissenting
  3. characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

    Synonyms : heretical, heterodox